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Hawaiian Seaweed Makes Cows 90% Less Gassy – And That’s Good For Climate Change
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Hawaiian Seaweed Makes Cows 90% Less Gassy – And That’s Good For Climate Change

“The startup points to research from The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Penn State and University of California-Davis that shows replacing just 0.4% of a cow’s feed with A. taxiformis reduces the amount of methane the cow produces by more than 90%. The seaweed works in a cow’s stomach to inhibit hydrogen and carbon dioxide from combining to form methane.”

Charles Koch congratulates Biden and says he wants to work together on ‘as many issues as possible’
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Charles Koch congratulates Biden and says he wants to work together on ‘as many issues as possible’

“'Let's get together and make that happen so we can start helping each other, rather than hurting each other,' Koch said. 'This is crazy! Are we going to have a civil war? I mean, this is madness. We see the results of that: We see that in countries where that’s going on, where people are killing each other. I mean, this is crazy, and we've got elements of that from both sides. So let's get away from that!'"

5 Sustainable Living Ideas
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5 Sustainable Living Ideas

“Living sustainably isn’t about going without the things that you just love and enjoy doing – in fact. a little thought and a couple of simple tweaks to your lifestyle will have an enormous impact on your environmental ‘footprint’, without requiring a lot of your time and effort.”

Burger King testing reusable food packaging in zero-waste effort
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Burger King testing reusable food packaging in zero-waste effort

"'As part of our Restaurant Brands for Good plan, we're investing in the development of sustainable packaging solutions that will help push the food service industry forward in reducing packaging waste,' said Matthew Banton, head of innovation and sustainability at Burger King Global."

Boost circular economy to improve climate change and social cohesion
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Boost circular economy to improve climate change and social cohesion

“Buying local food is sometimes seen as trendy and elite. Borrowing, buying used or fixing something is stigmatized as the second-choice option to purchasing new. The circular economy, if done right, could radically shift what we consider the provinces of the rich and poor. A circular economy that considers social dimensions would shift away from short-term convenience towards long-term satisfaction.”

Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time
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Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time

“BlocPower is targeting mid-size buildings, like small apartment buildings, community centers, and churches, almost exclusively in low-income neighborhoods. They've worked on a thousand buildings so far, in half a dozen cities. Like many start-up companies, it's relying on venture capital to get off the ground and isn't yet profitable. But Baird thinks it will be.”

How This Pandemic-Proof Online Farmers Market Can Promote Sustainable Farming
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How This Pandemic-Proof Online Farmers Market Can Promote Sustainable Farming

“Hence, the team decided Marketplacewould operate as a non-profit. They would partner with large companies looking to increase brand awareness of their mission to invest in sustainable programs and solicit donations from them. These companies would gain a financial tax incentive, and Marketplacewould use these funds to give subsidies to farmers that want to make the switch to sustainable farming.”

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